2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop

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  • Fuel-sipping performance
  • Agile handling
  • Stylish and customizable exterior


  • Limited cargo space
  • Space constraints for taller occupants
  • Firmer ride than some rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 33 highway, 27 combined

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A sporty hatchback with an iconic design.

The 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop is a subcompact hatchback that's stylish, fun to drive, and offers many opportunities for customization. Available in two body styles and four well-equipped trims that can be further personalized with three sub-trims and eleven exterior colors, there's a 2021 Cooper Hardtop to match your individual flair. If you're looking for an enthusiastic, small city car to handle daily driving duties, the 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop is a winning choice. While we currently do not have many 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtops on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Mini Cooper Hardtop with similar features.

All Mini Cooper Hardtop years

What is new for the 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop?

  • The Cooper Hardtop is available in a new trim called the John Cooper Works GP.
  • Cooper Hardtop trims have been upgraded with Smart Key, Front Seat Heaters, Manual Transmission, Navigation System, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Android Auto features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Base trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment.
  • The Oxford Edition trim now comes with Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment.
  • The John Cooper Works trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop trims

Curious how Mini Cooper Hardtop trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities



John Cooper Works:

John Cooper Works GP:

Oxford Edition:

5 reasons to buy the 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop

1. Range of choices

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The Mini Cooper Hardtop offers plenty of customization possibilities to suit your personality. To start, the 2021 model is offered in two-door and four-door body styles with four main trims, including the gas-powered Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works, plus the all-electric Cooper SE. From there, each model offers Classic, Signature, and Iconic sub-trims—boasting stylish creature comforts and high-tech conveniences to enhance your time on the road. You'll find that your options are practically endless when selecting the ideal Mini Cooper Hardtop for your lifestyle.

2. Distinctive design

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The Mini Cooper Hardtop has a retro style all its own and a long list of customizable appearance options, including eleven different body colors. Depending on the trim you choose, you can select contrasting roof and side-view mirror colors for more curb appeal. The 2021 model also features rounded front headlights with LED rings and unique Union Flag taillamps to help you stand out from the crowd.

3. Nimble performance

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The 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop is an enticing option if you value driving enjoyment as much as you appreciate style. The base 134-hp turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder feels lively and delivers strong acceleration, while the 2021 Cooper S and John Cooper Works' turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engines have extra power for a more energetic performance. Regardless of the powertrain you choose, the 2021 Cooper Hardtop delivers nimble handling that's fun to drive on winding roads or crowded streets. The Mini's stiff ride and athletic suspension help the Cooper Hardtop feel glued to the pavement, especially around turns.

4. All-Electric options

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Want to electrify your commute? The two-door 2021 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop features an all-electric motor and a single-speed transmission that puts out 184 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. On a full charge, the 2021 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop returns an EPA-estimated range of 110 miles, which is great for short commutes or around-town errands.

It's quick off the line, too, boasting a zero-to-60 mph time of 6.9 seconds, which is comparable to its gas-powered Cooper counterparts.

5. Comfortable interior

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The 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop features a stylish interior with an eccentric cabin that blends retro touches with a modern design. Leatherette upholstery and heated seats come standard, plus all 2021 models include a media system with a 6.5-inch display and a rearview camera. Boasting seating for four passengers in the two-door Cooper and room for five passengers in the four-door 2021 model, this Mini can also swallow up cargo. The two-door model offers 8.7 cu-ft of space behind the rear seats, while the four-door hardtop provides 13.1 cu-ft with all seats in place.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

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The Honda Fit is a compact yet spacious vehicle, with high-end interiors and great handling. The 2017–2020 model has an impressive 52.7 cu-ft of cargo space with the rear seats folded, and that space can be customized thanks to the configurable Magic Seat. It allows movement of the rear seat cushions, allowing you to stow taller items, while the front passenger seat can be folded for other very large or unwieldy objects.

Standard features on the 2017–2020 Honda Fit include:

  • Brake assist

  • Keyless entry

  • Steering wheel controls

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Mini Cooper Hardtop features and specs

John Cooper Works GP 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity


Leg room

F 41.4"

Head room

F 38.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop FAQ

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Color options

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Exterior colors:

  • British Racing Green IV Metallic (available on all Signature and Iconic sub-trims, except John Cooper Works Signature or Iconic)

  • Chili Red

  • JCW Rebel Green (available on John Cooper Works Signature and Iconic sub-trims only)

  • Midnight Black

  • Mini Yours Enigmatic Black Metallic (available on all Iconic sub-trims)

  • Moonwalk Gray

  • Pepper White (not available on Cooper SE Signature or Iconic sub-trims)

  • Solaris Orange (available on all Signature and Iconic sub-trims, except Cooper SE)

  • Starlight Blue (available on all Signature and Iconic sub-trims, except Cooper SE)

  • Thunder Gray (available on John Cooper Works Signature and Iconic sub-trims only)

  • White Silver (available on all Signature and Iconic sub-trims>

Interior details

  • Heated front seats

  • Leatherette upholstery

  • Leather steering wheel

  • Four-passenger seating and 34 cu-ft of maximum cargo volume (two-door models)

  • Five-passenger seating and 40.7 cu-ft of maximum cargo volume (four-door models)

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop two-door model received an overall 4/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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